Undergraduate Medical Education
These courses are offered for medical students in the pre-clinical and clerkship years who are rotating at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The focus of many courses is on basic exam skills, procedures and teamwork. Students may also work with virtual reality simulators and other equipment to practice more advanced techniques.
HMS Radiology Clerkship Introduction to Ultrasound Course
This 90-minute skills session is designed to introduce rotating medical students to basic ultrasound practices, including probe placement, use of ultrasound for clinical decision-making, and basic image acquisition.
HMS Surgery Clerkship Trauma Course
Medical Students will be introduced to how a trauma patient is assessed and treated.
HMS Emergency Medicine Clerkship Airway Course
This course is designed for medical students to gain a basic understanding of the clinical situations that may lead to airway compromise/ventilatory insufficiency and the management techniques and maneuvers commonly used in the emergency department to ensure proper ventilation.
HMS PCE Procedural Skills Program
This course serves as an introduction to the basic procedural skills felt to be important for third year medical students to be familiar with understanding and performing.
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HMS Cambridge Health Alliance Procedural Skills Course Part 1
Harvard Medical Students in their 2nd and 3rd years assigned to Cambridge Health Alliance will develop and refine procedural skills including airway management, venous access, arterial blood gas and lumbar puncture.
HMS Cambridge Health Alliance Procedural Skills Course Part 2
Harvard Medical Students in their 2nd and 3rd years assigned to Cambridge Health Alliance will participate in a clinical scenario utilizing their procedural skills.
HMS Emergency Medicine Central Venous Catheter and Ultrasound Guided IV Course
During this course, Medical and PA students will learn how to place central lines and IV's under ultrasound guidance and using proper sterile technique.
HMS Emergency Medicine Interest Group Point of Care Ultrasound Course
During this course, Harvard Medical Students will review normal anatomy and scanning techniques of some of the major modalities in point of care ultrasound including: Cardiac, Lung, Abdominal, and Procedural skill.
HMS Emergency Medicine Interest Group Simulation Course
The HMS Emergency Medicine Interest Group Simulation Course will expose medical students who are interested in emergency medicine to common procedures done in the ED
HMS Emergency Medicine Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course
This course provides 2nd year medical students with an introduction to medical simulation, with an emphasis on basic EM procedures and patient assessments.
HMS Interest Group Central Venous Catheter Training Course
This course will provide 4th year HMS students entering internal medicine residency programs an opportunity to familiarize themselves with internal jugular central venous catheter insertion.
HMS JWSS Basic Suturing Skills Course
During this course, Harvard Medical School Students will become familiar with the theoretical and practical basis of surgical suture techniques.
HMS John Warren Surgical Society Interest Group Simulation Course
The HMS John Warren Surgical Society Simulation Course will introduce the learners to the basic surgical skills of knot tying, suturing, and laparoscopic surgical skills.
HMS OB/GYN Clerkship Pelvic Ultrasound Course
During this course, HMS students will gain an understanding of the basic techniques and concepts involved in performing transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound.
HMS Pre-Clinical Basic Dermatological Procedural Skills Course - Part 1
During this course, pre-clinical medical students will be introduced to basic dermatological surgical concepts and procedures including aeseptic technique, draping, basic surgical instruments, and basic suturing.
HMS Pre-Clinical Dermatological Procedural Skills Course - Part 2
During this course, pre-clinical medical students will be introduced to basic suturing and abscess management techniques.
HMS Radiology Clerkship Introduction to Interventional Radiology Course
This course provides an introduction to the basic equipment, wires and catheters used in interventional radiology. Through a combination of simulated cases and basic skills practice, medical students will gain competence in obtaining ultrasound guided vascular access and placing stents.
HMS Radiology Interest Group Simulation Course
This course will provide students an in-depth review of pelvic anatomy and ultrasonic findings of pelvic pathology.
HMS Surgery Clerkship Orientation
During this course, 2nd year Harvard Medical Students will be introduced to fundamental surgical skills.
HMS Transition to the PCE Course
The HMS Transition to the Principle Clinical Experience Course will introduce medical students to procedural skills and management techniques.
HMS Transition to the PCE Introduction to Surgery Course
During this course, HMS students will be introduced to perioperative procedural skills and sterile technique.